Saint Columbanus – European visionnary

Saint Columbanus – European visionnary

This conference marks the installation in the courtyard of the Centre Culturel Irlandais of a monumental sculpture by Imogen Stuart to celebrate the heritage of Saint Colombanus (543-615). The sculpture was co-commissioned by the Columban Fathers, the Bishop’s Conference of Ireland and the Fondation Irlandaise with the help of the Friends of St Colomban.

Colombanus is considered to be one of the patron saints of Europe and his vision of a continent whose people are unified in peace remains as resonant today as in the 7th century. The conference will address the influence of the Saint as well the historical context of his life.  

Wednesday 23 November (Feast of Saint Columbanus)
19h00        Saint Colomban, Luxeuil et l’épopée Colombanienne
Gilles Cugnier, historian

Thursday 24 November
10h00 - Saint Colomban et ses sources
Pierre-Yves Lambert, University de la Sorbonne                    

11h15 - Columbanus: monk, aristocrat and doctor of the Church
Catherine Swift, University of Limerick      

12h00 - Ireland and Europe in the Viking Age
Colman Etchingham, National University of Ireland, Maynooth    

14h30 - The legacy of Columbanus: artistic relationships between France and Ireland in the early Middle Ages
Roger Stalley, Trinity College, University of Dublin                   

15h30 - Music of the Medieval Irish Church: The Legacy of the Columban Mission
Ann Buckley, National University of Ireland, Maynooth   

16h15 - « Ces Îles vers Occident » : mythes et réalités irlandaises dans les textes français du bas Moyen-Âge
Eamon Ó Ciosáin, National University of Ireland, Maynooth     

Reservation strongly advised

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